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nationalism

noun

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1 excessive favoritism towards one's own country
  • Nazism's almost epic nationalism appealed to downtrodden Germans still suffering the humiliation of being defeated in World War I

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  • internationalism
2 love and support for one's country
  • American nationalism is often most visible during Fourth of July celebrations

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The first known use of nationalism was in 1798

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“Nationalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nationalism. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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